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Tarangire Safari, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Tour - 5 Days

Tarangire Safari, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Wildlife Tour in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

This 5-day Tarangire Safari tour is moderately paced and is a unique budget camping tour that's available on request. On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travellers, with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle. The tour is ideal for single travellers wanting to join a larger group, but requires a minimum of 4 individuals to run.

During this Tarangire safari you will spend time in the most famous national parks in Northern Tanzania, to explore the rich wildlife, landscape and culture, starting with the rolling grasslands of Tarangire National Park, dotted with old Baobab trees and traditional nomadic Maasai settlements. From there we venture to Lake Manyara National Park, where you might be lucky enough to observe lions that climb trees!

We continue your Tarangire safari at the Great Serengeti National Park, which is home to more than 3 million animals and offers the best opportunity of viewing all of the so-called 'Big Five' species: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalos. No less impressive are the other denizens of the park, including Giraffes, Cheetahs and Ostriches.

This Tarangire safari also also visits the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcano, located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It serves as a habitat for a significant number of species, including the critically endangered Black Rhinoceros, as well as large herds of Wildebeest, Zebras, Thomson and Grant Gazelles, Hippopotamus, Black-backed Jackals, Hyenas, Serval Cats and as many as 400 different species of bird, including huge flocks of Flamingos.

Depending on the time of your visit, you may be lucky enough to witness the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in the northern section of the Serengeti, generally heading in the direction of the Mara River. It's an absolutely stunning and unforgettable experience.

Tarangire Safari Tour highlights include:

  • Visit Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park
  • Experience the so-called 'Big Five' species – Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffalos and Elephants – at Great Serengeti National Park
  • Witness the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcano
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • A chance to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

If you’d prefer to take a longer tour, why not try this Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Tour, Tanzania?

Alternative Tour Name: Connect with Nature: Group Safari Tour – Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti And The Ngorongoro Crater
Day 1
Day 1 - Drive from Arusha Town to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is the second-largest National Park in Tanzania and is well-known for ancient baobab trees, tree climbing pythons, and the largest concentration of African elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetah.

Distance: 150 km

Game viewing time: 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, you will meet our guide and our office representative for a briefing about your Safari. After briefing about your Safari, you will drive to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch, this drive takes 2 hours. Along the way, you will take in the scenic views of the grassland plains speckled with the ancient baobab trees, traditional Maasai houses, and cattle herded by the nomadic people. After lunch break midday, you will continue your afternoon game drive then drive to the lodge/Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2
Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park Full Day Game Drive

Lake Manyara National Park is notable for the tree climbing lions, the alkaline soda lake that captivate thousands flamingos and more than 500 other bird species.

Lake Manyara offers stunning views that is why is one of favorite for photographers and bird lovers.

The Lake Manyara National park is fairly small compared to the other parks in Tanzania. That is because the major land is covered by Lake.

Distance: 50 km

Game viewing time: 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, you will drive to the Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch for a full day game drive. If your lucky you will get a chance to see tree climbing lions. After lunch break midday, you will continue your afternoon game drive then drive to the lodge/hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3
Day 3 - Drive from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is well known for the Great Wildebeest Migration in the northern part toward the Mara River. It is an unforgettable adventure to have a chance see all animals migrate in a clockwise circle every year. If you also want to spot all the Big Five animals (lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo) all in one park, the Serengeti is the place to be.

Distance: 150 km

Game viewing time: 6-7 hrs

Early morning after breakfast, you will depart from Campsite and we will proceed to Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You may have a chance to stop at the Ndutu area depending on the time. You will stop for lunch on the way and then proceed to your campsite with a game drive en-route arriving in the evening.

Day 4
Day 4 - Drive from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Area

Ngorongoro is one of the 8 Wonders of the World, the crater is an essential shelter for different wildlife. The most commonly seen are big bulls of elephants and the vulnerable species of black rhinos. In the Crater you will see large herds of wildebeest, African cape buffalos, zebras, Thomson and grant gazelles, hippopotamus, black-backed jackals, prides of lions, hyenas, serval cats, and close to 400 bird species.

After breakfast, you will take packed lunch for an early morning game drive between 08:00 – 14:30 hrs. Then, will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area while having a game drive en route to where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Arusha Town

After an early breakfast, you will drop over 600 meters into the crater for a full day game drive. You will break game drive for lunch, you will have your lunch at the base of the crater.

After the tour, you will drive back to Arusha town or Directly to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar or back home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wildlife species expected to see:

Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Rhino, Hippo, Hyena, Leopard, Cheetah, Jackal, Imapala, Flamingo Birds, Secretary Bird

What is included?

  • All accommodations
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Mineral water, and soft drink during safari
  • All Airport transfers
  • Professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • All National Park fees
  • Game viewing activities as stated Above

What is not included?

  • International and Local Flights
  • Travel insurance (Flying doctor insurance available for $25)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips to Staffs (recommended is 10 -15 dollars per person per day)
  • Anything else that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is included"

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Why should I book with WildReality Safari?

WildReality Safari personalize your itinerary and every aspect, we take into account your budget, expectations, and requests. We handpick all of the lodgings, and they all offer a diverse range of features. From wilderness tented camps to 5-star lodges and hotels, there’s something for everyone. The price will eventually be determined by your budget! From Individuals, couples, families, and groups can all travel with us, Private travel packages and shared’ safaris are available, From the first contact until your departure at the airport, you will receive personal attention and flexibility, Safari automobiles with panoramic roofs, guaranteed window seats, cold boxes, free drinking water, and unlimited distance and Professional guides who speak fluent English, collaboration with the local population, and a love of nature

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, We pick you up from the Airport on arrival and drive you pick to the Airport on the day of your departure.

Best Time to Visit - Tanzania

Tanzania is best visited during the dry season, which runs from late June to October, when wildlife watching is at its peak. The Serengeti’s wildebeest migration takes place in June and July, and the best time to view wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks, in contrast to the more popular northern circuit parks, are best visited during the dry season (June to October). Best Time: June to October (All parks), June-July and January-February (Serengeti for the wildebeest migration and calving) High Season: July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern and western circuit parks; they don’t really get crowded any time of the year) Low Season: April and May (northern circuit parks still get quite a few visitors unlike the southern and western circuit parks, where many lodges close down) Best Weather: June to October (Little to no rainfall) Worst Weather: March and April (Peak of Wet season)

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5 Days

Price & Availability

USD1,000 / per person
Single Supplement USD 1250
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
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This tour is operated by: WildReality Safari

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Tour Facts

  • Arusha
  • On Request
  • Custom Tour
  • Wildlife
  • 1 to 10 Pax
  • 5 Days
  • July to November
  • + 6 Years
  • Moderate
  • Yes
  • English, Spanish, French, Italiano, German
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Kilimanjaro International Aiport